A loan of $600 helped to buy building materials.

Sonia Aurelia's story

Sonia is 55, yet has the joy and enthusiasm of a 20-year-old. She has a son, who is always with her and is her right hand in all she does since she separated from his father several years ago. She has sole responsibility now. She lives in the city of Chincha, which has beautiful beaches and is known for its great sportsmen. The locals also prepare delicious traditional dishes. When Sonia has free time, she watches TV, but she loves to eat her favorite dish, a delicious turkey with rice.

Sonia works every day in her laundry and selling natural products. She spends about eight hours a day waiting on up to 10 customers. She feels her business is prospering because she offers great customer service and good credit terms.

Sonia thanks the Kiva lenders; this is the second time she is asking for their help. She will use this loan to buy building materials such as cement, fine and coarse sand, and more. She will plaster the walls and repair the roof of her house so that she can give improve her family's living conditions and keep striving to make her great dream a reality: to be a successful business woman.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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